Mushroom Tikka Masala

Mushroom Tikka Masala is prepared by marinating mushrooms in yogurt with Indian spices and cooked in a rich creamy gravy. This curry goes well with roti or chappathi. This recipe is adapted from my favorite blog Veggie belly of sala Kannan.

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For the Sauce

  1. Onion(chopped) – 1
  2. Ginger-garlic paste-2 tsp
  3. Tomatoes(medium, ripe and pureed) – 3
  4. Cumin seeds –3/4 tsp
  5. Cumin powder –1/2 tsp
  6. turmeric powder –1/4 tsp
  7. Red chilly powder – 1/2 tsp
  8. Coriander powder – 1/2 tsp
  9. Dry kasoori methi – 2 tbsp
  10. Heavy Cream – 2tbsp
  11. Oil –2tbsp
  12. Salt
  13. Coriander leaves

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For Marinating Mushrooms

  1. Button Mushrooms(white) –15
  2. Bell Pepper(green or red,cubed) –1
  3. Turmeric powder –1/4 tsp
  4. Chilli Powder – 1/4 tsp
  5. Yogurt –1/4 cup
  6. Oil –1 tbsp

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  1. Clean the mushrooms and cut them into half .If they are small, leave them whole.
  2. Mix together mushrooms,Bell pepper,turmeric,chilli powder and yogurt. Keep aside for 20 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds and once they start to splutter,add chopped onion.Saute till onions turn brown in color.
  4. Add ginger-garlic paste and once the raw smell goes,add tomato puree,turmeric powder,chilli powder and coriander powder.
  5. Bring it to boil and let the gravy cook on medium flame for about 10 minutes or till it thickens.If the sauce gets thick, add 1/2 cup of water whenever needed.
  6. In the mean time,heat oil in another pan.Add mushrooms and bell peppers in batches.Make sure not to crowd the pan.cook on medium heat till they start to change color to brown.Don’t move mushrooms around too much,they won’t brown.
  7. When the tomato sauce is cooked well,add the sauteed mushrooms and bell peppers to it.Add kasoori methi and salt.Let it cook on medium flame for 3-4 minutes or till bell peppers are cooked.
  8. Turn off the heat and add heavy cream to it. Stir well.
  9. Garnish with coriander leaves.
  10. serve with Roti.


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2 Responses

  1. Looks so delicious and spicy.. thanks for sharing !!

  2. Yum! I love tikka masala, thanks for sharing.

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